Saturday, January 30, 2010

Elisabeth, Creepy, Annie and Lucy

Many of you may have noticed that yesterday's pictures of Caroline were taken in my bathroom. Yes, that's right. My bathroom.

On sunny days the light in that room is just glorious; it spills in through the one, small window as if that window were of infinite size. The light warms the small space and flashes and shines off of every surface making it an ideal place to capture natural light for picture taking.

And, really, Elisabeth was taking a bath so I had to be in there anyway.

But while I was in there taking an absurd number of pictures of Caroline and playing around with shutter speeds, aperture settings, ISO settings and trying to figure out how they are interrelated, Elisabeth suggested that she might want the lens of my attention focused on her, and not her baby sister. I am nothing if not a dutiful mother, so I obliged.

I don't know why, but I really ended up liking this picture of Elisabeth. Maybe it's because I love how vibrant the yellow and pink ducks (pink ducks?!) look. Or maybe it's because I love the unmanageable knot of hair that was arranged so perfectly while sweet Elisabeth slept. Really, though, I think it's because in this picture Elisabeth is talking. Not to me, mind you, but to her ducks, Creepy, Annie and Lucy.

Whatever the reason, I like it. And because I do and because it's my blog, I share it, with you who graciously choose to read this blog.


Erin said...

I like it too.

sixty-five said...

What fun you are having with that fancy camera! Great results.

Isabel said...


nina said...

Award winning. Truly beautiful photography.

6512 and growing said...

I bet they were having quite the conversation.